Four Additional Notes on the Exhibition “Auspicious Metals”
"Auspicious Metals: Bronze Art of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties" is a collaborative exhibition held by the National Museum of China and Tsinghua University. Most exhibits on display were collected by the National History Museum, the predecessor of the National Museum of China at the end of the 1950s from social donations. As most of the pieces are unpublished so far not only to the public but also to the academia, this article chooses four rare ones including a yue[钺]with a curving na[内]and tatie[饕餮]patterns, "Ma Yong" e[马永盉],a jar with a chain-handle and snake patterns and a dagger-axe with incised dappled patterns on the surface. Those four items are unique compared with the contemporary objects in terms of either the shapes and structures, casting techniques or pattern moulding technology. Therefore they are of considerable academic value as well as ornamental value.
【CateGory Index】： K876.41